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Crater Highlands, East Africa - Volcanism, landslides, faulting, ecosystem mapping

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Crater Highlands, East Africa - Volcanism, landslides, faulting, ecosystem mapping


Published 02/12/2010


Tectonics, volcanism, landslides, erosion and deposition-and their interactions-are all evident in this view of the Crater Highlands along Tanzania's East African Rift, a zone of spreading between the African and Somali crustal plates. Two branches of the rift intersect in Tanzania, resulting in distinctive and prominent landforms. The highlands rise far above the adjacent savannas, capture moisture from passing air masses and host rain forests. Credit: NASA/JPL/NGA


Identifier 424814main_pia06669
Creator NASA/JPL/NGA
Date 02/12/2010
Filename 424814main_pia06669_full.jpg
Mediatype image
Rights Public Domain
Source http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/srtm/pia06669.html
What Crater
Where Tanzania
Year 2010
Publicdate 2010-06-01 21:18:17
Addeddate 2010-06-01 21:18:17
Backup_location ia903605_20

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